CAS Offers Chemistry Class Advantage To Faculty

Aug. 31, 2016
CAS helps undergraduate students think like researchers with Chemistry Class Advantage, an organic chemistry learning solution powered by SciFinder.

CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), announces a complimentary beta version of Chemistry Class Advantage, a new learning solution for undergraduate organic chemistry students. Organized by topics taught in the classroom, Chemistry Class Advantage harnesses the power of SciFinder and research published in journal articles to help teach organic chemistry students to learn chemistry by critically evaluating research literature. Chemistry Class Advantage will reportedly help faculty instruct students to:

  • refine their understanding of the organic chemistry topics being studied in class.
  • review real-world reactions that illustrate the empirical nature of chemistry.
  • leverage published research to learn critical aspects of organic chemistry.
  • critically read and evaluate research literature.

"Earlier this year, CAS worked with organic chemistry faculty from undergraduate institutions to create lessons used in Chemistry Class Advantage," says Christine M. McCue, vice president, CAS marketing. "Covering eight topics from alcohols to alpha carbon chemistry, the beta version of Chemistry Class Advantage comprises 62 available lessons across the organic chemistry curriculum."

After a successful spring pilot with faculty and students, CAS is now providing free access to the beta version of Chemistry Class Advantage to faculty teaching undergraduate organic chemistry this fall.  As an added benefit, all students participating in the fall beta are eligible to receive a complimentary one-year student membership in the ACS.

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